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Reduce your drinking
Are you considering cutting back on the amount of alcohol you drink?

Whether you’re wanting to cut back because you’ve noticed your one glass of wine every couple of nights with dinner has turned into every night, or you’re wanting to lose weight or feel better overall, cutting back on the amount of alcohol you drink can benefit your mind and body in many ways.

Alcohol can cause cancer, drinking less alcohol reduces your risk of cancer. You can also reduce your risk of accidents, high blood pressure and liver disease.

Try low or no alcohol
You might be surprised that low and no alcohol drinks are popping up in more pubs and supermarkets.

Alternate alcoholic drinks with non-alcoholic ones. Try experimenting with fruit in your water or non-alcoholic versions of your usual drinks.

Many people, out of habit often drink alcohol as a way to relax or de-stress. Do you relate with any of the following:

  • Drinking getting out of control?
  • Too much alcohol consumption?
  • Boredom or drinking alcohol after a stressful day?
  • Putting on weight from too much drinking?
  • Your relationships are being affected by drinking too much alcohol?
  • Do you feel compelled to drink alcohol?
  • Aggressive or angry when you drink?
  • Worried about your long term health?
  • Putting on weight from too much drinking?

Did you know that 6 pints of 4% beer is the equivalent of 13.6 units? 
Do you drink more than 14 units a week? Drinkaware guidelines advise that it is safest not to drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week on a regular basis. 14 units of alcohol equates to 6 medium glasses of wine or 6 pints of beer a week. Drinking more than 14 units of alcohol every week leaves you at a higher risk of becoming addicted to alcohol in the future.

Making a few changes to your routine can make a big difference to how much you’re drinking.